This week we begin a series of spotlight reviews on the top five houses in our numerical rankings. Depicted here is a copy of our score sheet. Earning a 4 or 5 in our rankings is significant, and few top 20 houses earn more than one or two maximum scores. Those earning the highest scores this month also tied for top house, with Capitol, Key Date, SilverTowne, Weaver and Western all registering the maximum 25 points.
Our viewers know about Weaver Coin and Currency Auction because its owners, Dave and Cheryl Weaver, are two of the most innovative, creative and experienced auctioneers operating on Proxibid. We have featured the house numerous times on Proxiblog for a variety of progressive, interactive enhancements, from digital advertising to tiered buyer’s premiums.
Weaver Auction has been our top-ranked house for more than a year since 2011, briefly losing that position to front-runners Western Auction and SilverTowne, whose own best practices of late helped claim the first-place slot in recent months. As you might anticipate, the Weavers are back on top with a maximum tied score of 25 in our August rankings.
Weaver Auction is known for so much; however, perhaps best of all is its culture of continuous improvement. Here is the evidence:
- Launching a “Budget Collector” Series.
- Instituting tiered buyer’s premiums.
- Upgrading photography.
- Explaining the auction process.
- Mastering email advertising.
And if that is not enough, Weaver Auction has been featured in Boos and Booyahs more than any other auction company for identifying cleaning, tooling, dipping, damage, false plating, whizzing, correct California gold designations, varieties and more, including a 5% buyer’s premium on large gold coins, spurring competition between onsite and online bidders.
One of the highlights of the house is its focus on customer service. If you have a question about a lot, you can email and anticipate an answer.
As Cheryl Weaver states, “When a buyer or seller contacts us, they are dealing with Dave or Cheryl, not an employee. For the last 18 years we have built this business based on honesty, respect, and trust. We have employees at live auction but the rest of the time it’s a two-person team.”
Perhaps best of all, from an online perspective, is the respect that both Dave and Cheryl Weaver have for the Internet audience. They show this at each onsite auction using Proxibid audio and video. These are experienced auctioneers and numismatists who strive to be honest and fair to everyone.
As you’ll read about soon in Proxiblog, Weaver Coin and Currency Auction recently joined the Proxibid Pinnacle Program with an exclusive contract. “This program is by invitation to companies that have demonstrated a commitment to providing the best online buyer experience for buyers in the Proxibid market,” Cheryl says
We also admire the Weavers’ sustainability stand on shipping. “We take your consignment/purchase thru every step ourselves,” Cheryl says. “We work hard to ship in the best box or package to keep costs down & product secure.” The Weavers use shredded paper for packing “We know it’s messy but it’s part of our personal recycling program. Plastics or Styrofoam do not decompose well plus we’re going to shred our customer’s personal information for security reasons.”
We encourage our viewers to become more familiar with the company’s impressive operations. Click here to visit its contact page.
Proxiblog is an independent entity with no connection to the auction portal Proxibid. Our intent is to uphold basic numismatic standards as established by the American Numismatic Association and the National Auctioneer Association and to ensure a pleasurable bidding experience not only on Proxibid but also on similar portals such as iCollector and AuctionZip.